SHEIKHUPURA
The District Jail authorities had to called in help from police stations in the city to quell a protest by prisoners after they ran amuck against “what they called” torture and extortion by the prison authorities.
According to details, a group of prisoners clashed with the jail police and pelted them with stones. They also climbed to the roof of the prison, raising slogans against the ‘inhumane’ treatment by the officials.
According to reports, the jail officials tortured some prisoners, facing death sentence. In the morning when the prisoners were brought out of their barracks, they along with other prisoners started chanting slogans against the jail authorities and pelted the police personnel with stones. Meanwhile, the jail authorities attempted to control the situation but it turned awkward as clash erupted between the police personnel and prisoners.  Soon, the police Jail officials realised gravity of the situation and called in police contingents from the A Division, B Division and Saddr police stations to overcome the protesters. The police charged the protesting prisoners with baton as result several prisoners sustained injuries.
Meanwhile, the prisoners ended protest after they were assured that stern action would be taken against the officials found involved in the torture. Further investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, Anjuman-e-Tajran staged a protest in front of local press club, demanding the police to arrest three killers of a shopkeeper Ashraf. The deceased was shot dead late on Saturday when he was sitting in his shop located on Sharqpur Road. Later, the City A Division Police during preliminary investigation traced the accused who were identified as Qaisar Awais, Khurram Munir and Irfan. The police stated there was a monetary dispute between the accused and deceased. The police, however, said will arrest the accused soon.